FourFourTwo

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FourFourTwo
FourFourTwo Magazine Borussia Dortmund.jpg
March 2013 cover featuring Borussia Dortmund manager Jürgen Klopp and players Robert Lewandowski, Mario Götze, Marco Reus, and Sebastian Kehl
Editor Hitesh Ratna
Total circulation
(June 2013)
73,092[1]
First issue 1994
Company Haymarket
Country United Kingdom
Language

English
Bulgarian
Korean
Portuguese
Swedish
Turkish
Indonesian
Thai
Polish
Scouse

website = fourfourtwo.com
ISSN 1355-0276

FourFourTwo is a football magazine published by Haymarket. Issued monthly, it published its 200th edition in February 2011. It takes its name from the football formation of the same name, 4-4-2, which is considered to be a basic, trustworthy and standard formation in English football.

In 2008, it was announced that FourFourTwo had entered into a three-year shirt sponsorship deal with Swindon Town, which commenced in the 2008–09 season.[2]

Contributors[edit]

Present[edit]

The following people are amongst the regular contributors to FourFourTwo (UK edition):

Past columnists[edit]

Editors[edit]

Notable editors of FourFourTwo have included Mat Snow and Hugh Sleight. The founding editor was Karen Buchanan, now a journalist and presenter with BBC Radio Norfolk.

Content[edit]

The magazine is split up in the following sections: First Section, Upfront (from about page 25 to 60), Features (usually from page 60 to 125), Planet Football (includes a report from James Richardson).

Rankings and Awards[edit]

FourFourTwo has a number of annual rankings and awards. In 2007, the magazine put together its first FFT100, a list of the 100 best footballers in the world - according to them.[3] At the end of the 2012–13 Premier League season, FourFourTwo announced its first Stats Zone Awards.[4] In May 2015, the inaugural list of the 50 best Asian players in world football was announced.[5] They also do a top 50 of players from the Football League.[6]

Current Rankings and Awards[edit]

The following table shows the FFT100 for 2014.